Senior Farmer’s Market Produce Vouchers Arriving in June!
By Debbie Metz ISR Nutrition Program Director
The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) benefits both low-income seniors and our local farmers; everyone involved has been delighted with the outcomes! Local farmers sell more produce and seniors, who otherwise couldn’t afford it, can purchase healthful, organic, fresh fruits and vegetables. SFMNP began in 2001 and has been very successful each year.
If you are 60 years old or older, and your income is at or below $1,872/month (for one person), or at or below $2,538/month (for two), you are eligible for the program. Each person will receive $40 worth of vouchers to take to participating markets to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Vouchers will be ready for pick up starting Monday, June 11th at distribution locations and times listed below. There is a limited supply and vouchers are first come first served. If you live in Central or South Whidbey and have questions, please call, 360-321-1600 or 360-678-3373 ext. 0. If you live in Oak Harbor and have questions, please call Monique Olivera at 360-675-0311.
Vouchers are valid through October.
Distribution Locations and Times for Voucher Sign-Up
Please bring your identification
- Island Senior Resources (Bayview): Mon-Fri, 10-2
- CamBey Apartments: Mon-Thurs, 10-12 and 1-3
- Oak Harbor Senior Center Resources Office: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9-11
Coupeville Farmers Market
788 NW Alexander (behind Sno-Isle Library)
Saturdays, 10-2 open now to October
Bayview Famers Market
Bayview Corner, Hwy 525 and Bayview Rd
Saturdays, 10-2 open now to Octobe
South Whidbey Tilth Market
Hwy 525 and Thompson Rd
Sunday 11-2 open now to October
Oak Harbor Farmers Market
Hwy 20 just north of NE 4th Ave.
(in the field next to Visitor’s Center)
Thursday 4-7 open now to September